WHO calls for tighter controls on Internet

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1501
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The World Health Organisation has called on its member nations to close a loophole on the control of prescription drugs that has been opened up by the Internet.

    At its recent 50th world health assembly in Geneva the WHO passed a resolution expressing concern about the advertising, promotion, and uncontrolled sale of medical products by electronic communication and urging a global battle against …

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